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  1. Hi all, I have set up a tool that takes an input mesh and performs an operation that writes new vertex color to this mesh. I am looking for a way for the HDA asset inside unreal to take the input mesh and overwrite the vertex colors of that specific instance in the world is this an achievable effect? Thanks all, Dom
  2. Mesh Reveal

    How to reveal mesh using polygon i want to reveal my mesh followed by animated polygon as shown in the image thnkx Rnd_Hand.hipnc body.obj
  3. Does anyone know if it is possible in H to conform one humanoid mesh to another? I'm really looking for a procedural method for aligning dimensions and orientation of a destination mesh with a base reference source mesh. I don't think I need a morph SOP, because the destination needs to retain some (or perhaps most) of its own identity, but needs to conform the general object space that the source mesh occupies. Blender offers a sort of shrink wrap function that projects vertices from source to destination, but I'm not convinced this will do what I'm after. Any ideas on this from the community? Just a point in a general direction would be a good help. I'm quite new to H, so I know there is a steep hill ahead and I've got my hiking boots on! Thanks.
  4. Hi guys. I recently wacthed Fifty50 tutorial making a infection effect and now I'm trying to mesh the points but I couldn't achieve a better quality result. Btw I'm pretty new to houdini :{ My currently setup after points is Volume Rasterize Attributes> Vdb Smooth> ConvertVdb to polygons. Are there a better way to mesh those points? hip file attached, thank you in advance guys. RnD_Infection.v01.hip 001_Pedestal_high_poly.FBX
  5. I want To make this kind of Growth Simulation
  6. Hi wizards! Im struggling with a problem, that when i thought about it i thought it was really easy to solve, but nope! haha So, we did a character inhouse, sent to a guy (rigger/animator), he did his own rig, animated the character and sent us back an alembic ready to render. The issue: the animation is fine but there were a minor changes on the model. This guy went on holidays for a month, so we don't have his rig setup. Now, we took the model in the first frame, we moved some points in zbrush to match the feedback and took it back to houdini to check that all the point number and polycount are the same. The question: - Is there a way to take this new model (same point number, same polycount), transfer somehow the new point position and apply the animation from the wrong model to it? I made a dummie scene of situation, i would really appreciate if someone can help me with this! I will keep working on a solution but maybe u already faced this problem before! Thanks guys! alembic-replace.zip
  7. Mesh from Lines (leaf)

    Sup guys, What would be the best way to create a mesh from these lines? Scene file attached Leaf_v0102.hip
  8. Hi everyone, i got a question and can't figure a way out. Imagine a bottle, and a mesh that perfectly fits into that bottle. I want to convert the mesh into a flip fluid and when i turn on gravity i want it to be as big as before. So my bottle is filled. The reason why i want that, is that I have a drop coming from above and falling into that bottle. When it collides with the fluid inside the bottle, I want a little splash and then the sim is done. How can i get a filled bottle that stays filled after I turn on the Sim. Maybe someone got the same problem or a solution, but i can't get my head around it! Thanks and Cheers!
  9. Is there a way to confine particles to a mesh? I've attached an example of how I'd like to be able to get the lava to flow down the side of a volcano. The paths are just curves converted to meshes to show the flow path.. In trying to get the particles to follow a mesh, I detached a part of the volcano in Max, then imported it into Houdini. Treating it as a collider, the particles just collide and randomly fall off the mesh. Is thee a node or a network in Houdini that allow particles to be confined to a mesh and flow within it?
  10. remesh fluid sim

    hey! I'm looking into remeshing a flip mesh to constraint it to a particular topology, so basically I want to project a given grid vertically into a flip mesh surface. I think I can do it via the ray sop but I can't seems to find the right way
  11. I use Houdini to design parts for 3D printing. The requirement for 3D printing is manifold geometry ("watertight" models, no single edges, no "T" connections between polys etc). I have a polygonal object, the result of many Boolean operations. From my, human view, it looks "watertight": it's a polygonal shell that encloses a definite region in space, with no holes. But my slicing software (Simplify3D) gives me "non-manifold" verdict, high-lighting in red many of the Boolean'd edges. Is there some way in Houdini (SOP or OTL) to cleanly rebuild a mesh from scratch (based on an existing mesh) and clean it up for 3D printing? For example, turn it into a point cloud, then I, as a human, could provide the software with clues where "inside" and "outside" is (e.g. by creating points and defining them as "inside" and "outside" the model. The SOP or OTL would then rebuild all polys in a way that creates a consistent, clean mesh. I tried the PolyDoctor SOP and turned most of its "Repair" options on, but it didn't do anything useful.
  12. Mesh Border Mask

    Hello, I'm quite new to Houdini and I have a pretty simple question which I haven't been able to figure out. Suppose an open convex plane, how can I make a mask from border to center going from black to white? Attached example images. In my case, a height mask could do the trick too due to its convex shape, but ideally I prefer the border. Thank you
  13. Hey fluid masters, is it possible to combine 2 Particle Fluid Surface nodes? I am getting better "gloop" and tension in the meshing of 2 different sims using PFS. VDBs, not so much. Even using VDB to Particle Fluid Surface is not as good as PFS. See where it simply Boolean Unions and doesn't Mesh them together like the Particle Fluid Surface node? Cheers!
  14. Hey guys, I have a quick question about the polygon soup meshes I'm getting out of Houdini. I'm getting mesh popping when I convert it and send to C4D for render, they look like the attached IMGs. I included my set-up in there as a rough guide but I think there's something I'm really overlooking. I'm kinda new to Houdini still and would really appreciate a kick in the right direction of how to solve this in terms of the way I'm approaching 'skinning' the particles. Thanks
  15. Hi! I am a student using Houdini for my short film. I have a scene where my character disintegrates. I have a voronoi fracture with an animated and deforming mesh but when the character does larger movements, what seems to be the inside vertices come crashing through the surface outside pieces. Not sure what's happening here. Really sorry for the crappy quality images and all sorts I have to upload this all on my phone as my campus has been having internet issues. Thanks in advance. I would like to upload the hipfile but I can't include my alembic files because of the mentioned internet restriction. If it is necessary I can get the hip onto my phone to send.
  16. Hello Guys. I have a problem with meshing FLIP when flattening for ocean displacement. There's visible popping by one frame in refraction when geometry is coming out of water. Here's preview: And here's what's going on with mesh on one frame and next one: Anyone have any idea how to fix that problem? I've tried many solutions but without success. - Narrow Band is turned off - I tried subtracting collision geo from mesh but it doesn't work - Without flattening there's no problem because of the boundry, water has thickness and it's meshed together with space around collision object. If anyone have a workflow for meshing that kind of ascending, I would be very grateful for any sugestions. And if that will help, I'm sharing .hip file without cache files. flip_ocean_rnd_v004.hiplc
  17. Delete interior faces?

    how can i delete the inner intersecting geometry? Kristall.hip
  18. Hi everyone! I am having an issue with rendering my ocean using Mantra in Houdini. It appears really blocky and I cannot figure out why! This is my first time trying to use the Houdini ocean tools so sorry if my explanation isn't great but I will try and explain my scene. I have cached out my guided ocean simulation and used it to create an extended ocean so it is definitely an issue with the creation of the extended ocean. I have tried so many different settings to try and solve this issue and nothing seems to reduce it at all. So far I have tried changing these settings in the particlefluidsurface node: - lowering particle separation to 0.06 - lowering voxel scale to 0.1 - lowering the influence scale to 2 - increasing the extrude divisions I have attached a render to show the weird blockiness I mean, it can't even see where these divisions would be coming from in the mesh! Anyone have any idea what else I can try or why this is happening??
  19. Offset Mesh

    HI Does anyone know how to make an offset mesh, to create thickness?? Also, does anyone know how to make the exterior surface of my mesh like the image? I have uploaded my hip file. scene3.hipnc
  20. Hello everybody, What would be the best way to approach the effect like the reference images? I would like to have some sort of control to blend solid parts and drilled parts like in the second image.
  21. Mesh Trail Clothlike Effect

    Hey fawkes! Any Ideas on hot to achieve something like this? Been thinking about using some emission group with a POP and some trails. My doubt is how to mesh the stuff and give it the subtle cloth dynamics. Maybe a Geometry or Point Vop with a noise. How about UVs here? Any Ideas? Cheers!
  22. Direct Modeling HDA

    I'm glad to introduce my new asset for Houdini 16.0 / 16.5.
  23. Hi Guys, I want to scatter some points on a growing and deforming vdb mesh. These points shouldn't jitter on the surface and look like they are moving along with the surface. I have attached a basic file similar to my actual setup. Basically, I am going to render these particles as bubbles on top of the mesh and I want it to be quite dense. I haven't been able to figure this out and couldn't find much help online. It would be great if you guys can check it out and help with a response. Thanks vdb mesh vdbscatter_v01.hipnc
  24. Meshing Small Splashes

    Helloo, I'm working on some small splashes etc. For a project. And I'm at a point where eradicating mesh jitter is near impossible at the scale/amount of particles I'm using. The splashes are small and need a more chunky look, so I cant just up the resolution particles wise and hope that it meshes better as this completely changes the look. (The look I'm after isn't super high res realistic splashes at all as this is for a texture going into games) Ive tried meshing manually via VBD from particles instead of the default particle fluid surface - VDB from particle fluids - in combination with other vdb operations. Ive also tried point replicating so each point I have is 5 rather than one in the hope it reduces the likelihood of jitter and particles are closer together and theirs a higer count. Ive also tried upto 3 substeps in the base sim in the hope it maybe has more particles between one another. It seems almost silly when I've had the simulation as I've wanted very quickly but cannot get a small splash mesh without jitter. (Even tried motion blur to ease the effect but needs to be very strong to work and then smears the render more than getting rid of jitter) Any tips or ideas on the matter would be great (if I happen to solve it in the meantime ill post a file or at least a good description of how I got their eventually) - I have a feeling it may come down to trying every value possible in the particle fluid surface node or even animating certain parameters in their
  25. Narrow Band on Objects (not on a FLIP Tank)

    Hey guys, is there a way to use NB on standard liquid object (like a sphere)? I need to melt something and the simulation is getting very expensive, it would be awesome to use narrow band on it but I could only use it on a FLIP Tank by now Thx, Alvaro
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